The Wediko School offers educational and therapeutic services for boys ages 11 to 18, in a safe, therapeutic, and educational environment. Wediko clinicians work closely with the child’s family and referring professional with the goal of returning the child to his home and community, or a less restrictive school, as soon as possible.
Wediko works with students who are struggling with complex psychiatric profiles and disruptive behaviors. Often, students do not fit neatly under the criteria of a specific diagnosis or they have been diagnosed with multiple disorders, including, but not limited to:
- Bipolar Disorders
- Depression & Depressive Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
- Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD or ADD)
- Reactive Attachment Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Asperger’s Disorder
- Non-Verbal Learning Disorder (NVLD)
Wediko’s therapeutic and educational milieu is primary intervention. The core of the milieu is the Wediko staff and clinicians who develop strong relationships with each child, focus on the child’s strengths, and use positive behavioral interventions to teach and reinforce prosocial coping strategies.
Individualized treatment plans for each student include: school, daily group therapy, family therapy, psychopharmacological evaluations, and visits home to practice skills learned at Wediko. Additional options may include, individual therapy, psychological and educational testing, and issue specific group therapy.
Families are essential partners in the therapeutic process. Family therapy is family centered and individualized to meet the needs of each family.
Collaboration between all the important adults in the child’s life (family, school, and referring professional, therapist, mentor, etc.) ensures everyone understands and is in agreement on how to best help the child and what he and the family needs for a successful transition home.
The Wediko’s Campus offers the true feel of New England. Situated just off the beaten path, in southern New Hampshire, the campus is less than two hours from Boston. The 450-acre lake front campus includes a newly renovated dining hall, a school, dormitories, a gymnasium, biking and hiking trails, athletic fields, and tennis courts.
In addition to the year-round School, Wediko runs a co-ed, therapeutic Summer Program.
Accreditation, Licensure, Approval:
Department of Education: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Illinois, and New Jersey
NATSAP-Full Member (2005–); Massachusetts and New Hampshire Public Schools